The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 40th Husker Harvest Days

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Courtney

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted its Husker Harvest Days from September 12-14 at their farm show near Grand Island. The exhibits fell under the theme of “Small Changes, Big Payback: Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy” and were aimed to show farmers and ranchers how minor changes can lead to major returns. These exhibits included information, demonstrations, and interactive activities including:

  • Strategies for managing family budgets during challenging economic times
  • Relationship between cost, nutritional value and impact of various feed sources for cow/calf operations
  • Crop production strategies that can have a positive impact on cost per acre and profit margin
  • The university’s annual survey of agricultural land value and rental rates in Nebraska
  • Irrigation efficiency improvement and irrigation pumping cost reduction demonstrations
  • Free solar-powered cellphone charging station

“We view this event as an excellent opportunity for us to bring the best of IANR and Nebraska Extension and research to Husker Harvest Days, and we take that very seriously,” IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm said. “This year marks Husker Harvest Days’ 40th anniversary, and IANR has been a proud part of it since the very first show. We always appreciate the opportunity to visit with stakeholders about what they see as Nebraska’s main challenges and opportunities.”

For more details on the exhibits and the history of the farm show, click here.

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